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    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias
    Apr06

    Ukraine far-right leader made army advisor in move to control militias

    The controversial leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist Pravy Sektor paramilitary group, which is fighting pro-Russian rebels alongside government troops, was made an army advisor as Kiev seeks to tighten its control over volunteer fighters …read more Source: The Daily...

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine
    Apr06

    Czech president, US envoy in rare public spat over Ukraine

    Czech President Milos Zeman and the U.S. ambassador to Prague are in a rare public dispute over Zeman’s decision to attend a Russian military parade …read more Source: The Daily...

    Ukrainian Leader Lifts Objections to Vote on Regional Power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian Leader Lifts Objections to Vote on Regional Power

    KYIV—Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Monday publicly lifted his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare, reversing his government’s previous position. Russia-backed separatists, however, dismissed Poroshenko’s gesture as meaningless. The conflict...

    Opinion: Moscow is seeking a foothold in the Arabian Peninsula
    Apr06

    Opinion: Moscow is seeking a foothold in the Arabian Peninsula

    So Russia is concerned about the humanitarian situation in Yemen! Do not ask how and why this has suddenly happened. Russia seems to have a twinge of guilt perhaps and wants to atone for its previous mistakes against the Syrian people, hundreds of thousands of whom it has helped kill, also displacing millions. But Russia will not atone for its...

    Czech president bans US ambassador from Prague Castle
    Apr06

    Czech president bans US ambassador from Prague Castle

    President Milos Zeman has “closed the door” of Prague Castle to the US ambassador following comments perceived as critical of the Czech’s decision to attend a World War Two commemoration in Moscow, according to local media reports on Sunday. European Union leaders are boycotting the ceremony in May over Russia’s role in...

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power
    Apr06

    Ukrainian leader lifts objections to vote on regional power

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko publicly lifts his objections to a referendum that could give more powers to the restive regions engulfed in more than a year of warfare …read more Source: The Daily...

    A region burns amid lack of leadership and old hatreds
    Apr06

    A region burns amid lack of leadership and old hatreds

    By Farid Mirbagheri The Middle East is aflame with war, carnage and instability. Syria is ceaselessly ravaged by a devastating civil war, where longevity and stalemate have somewhat mitigated the horror of the tragedy in the eyes of the world media. Iraq, beleaguered by violence for over a decade, is fighting ISIL to reassert its sovereignty and...

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks
    Apr06

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks

    At least six Ukrainian servicemen have… …read more Source:...

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks
    Apr06

    Six Ukrainian soldiers killed in rebel attacks

    The fresh fatalities bring to nine the number of soldiers reported dead within 48 hours amid shaky ceasefire. …read more Source: AL...

    Thousands brave rain for Easter in St Peter’s Square – Pope urges the world to end ‘absurd violence’
    Apr05

    Thousands brave rain for Easter in St Peter’s Square – Pope urges the world to end ‘absurd violence’

    VATICAN CITY: Pope Francis appealed yesterday for an end to “absurd violence” in hotspots around the world and said the international community must not stand by in the face of the “immense humanitarian tragedy” in Syria and Iraq. In his traditional Easter message, the 78-year-old pontiff said he was praying for those killed in armed conflict,...

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